Texas Rangers Drop Second Game In A Row

Mar 12, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) hits a pitch during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 12, 2016; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) hits a pitch during the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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On Monday, the Texas Rangers dropped their second game in a row when playing the Cleveland Indians.

AJ Griffin got the start on the mound for the Texas Rangers as they looked to bounce back after a loss to division rival, the Los Angeles Angels, on Sunday. Griffin, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, was looking to improve his stock in the Rangers pitching picture as we get closer to the 2016 Regular Season. Griffin took the loss for Texas on Monday however, throwing 2.2 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits and 1 walk.

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Reliever, Cesar Ramos, was the only other Ranger pitcher to allow runs on the day giving up the other 2 of Cleveland’s runs in his 2 innings of work where he surrendered 3 hits, walked 2 and had a pair of strikeouts. On the mound for the Texas Rangers, it was not an overall bad day, as they as a staff only allowed 4 runs, which in Arizona, is a fairly low runs allowed total.

The Texas Rangers still put together a lot of hits in the ballgame against Cleveland but they struggled to string runs together scoring just 2 for just the second time this spring. Prince Fielder lead the Rangers at the plate going 2-3 with a single and a double. Fielder was one of three Rangers who had multi-hit games Monday with catcher Bobby Wilson going 2-3 and infielder Pedro Ciriaco going 3-4 with 2 runs scored.

In center field, both Delino DeShields and Lewis Brinson had a single against the Indians. Prospect Nomar Mazara had probably his worst hitting day of Spring Training however, going 0-5 on the day after getting the start in right field.

Injury Report

Rougned Odor, who is out with a strained right oblique, took Monday off after a live hitting session Sunday. He will be reevaluated today. First baseman, Ike Davis, is day to day as he deals with a mild right knee sprain. Reliever Shawn Tolleson is working back from lower back spasms and will pitch in a minor league game today.

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The Rangers will play the Indians again this afternoon at 3:05 CT and lefty Martin Perez will get the start.

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